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Sheep Breeds of Azerbaijan

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Kuba (Quba) Zeyve Rug with star medallions
Size: 154x227cm
Size (ft): 5'0"x7'5"
Area: 3.49 m2
Density: 170 000 knots per square meter, totally ~ 600 000 knots

Colors: red, ivory, cerulean blue, midnight blue, royal blue, light green, dark brown, yellow, old purple/mauve, light brown, gold brown, medium brown.
Dyes: madder, weld (Reseda Luteola), indigo, pomegranate skins, walnut husks, onion skins, natural dark brown sheep wool, natural ivory sheep wool

Materials: Handcarded and handspun wool for pile, ivory wool warps and ivory wool wefts (two shots). 1cm of flatwoven kilim ends at both sides. - wool on wool

Knots: Gördes (Turkish, symmetrical)

Pile height: 0.5cm

Ends: four-five rows of decorative knotted meshwork

Inscriptions: 1438 (=2017>weaving date), "Fatali Khan Gubali" (prominent ruler and statestman of the Quba Khanate (1758–1789) of the 18th century), the tamga of Afshar tribe

The medallion design is related to the historical small pattern Holbein motif:

visit: http://www.azerbaijanrugs.com/anatolian/historical_holbein_carpets.htm

Contact us for more information about this rug









Contact us for more information about this rug


For more information about the above rug or to place an order please email vd@azerbaijanrugs.com (Baku, Azerbaijan) or ra@azerbaijanrugs.com  (San Francisco Bay Area). We will get back to you within 24 hours or less.